Top 7 Sights to See in the U.S. Post-Lockdown

With the announcement of a COVID-19 vaccine that is currently 90% effective, it appears there may be a light at the end of the tunnel in the final months of 2020. And as lockdowns and isolation periods around the world are beginning to end, it seems like travel may indeed be a possibility in 2021. So, with our fingers crossed, we here at Golden Beacon USA recommend the following seven must-see sights to visit in America post-Covid19.

The Empire State Building – New York City

There is so much to do in the Big Apple, or the nickname for America’s largest city. The Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Broadway, Central Park – you can spend days visiting all of NYC’s attractions! But the one place where you can see all of this magnificent city is at the top of the Empire State Building, formerly the tallest building in the world. Take the elevator to the top deck of this 102-story building to take in a sensational view of New York City. Afterwards, be sure to check out the building’s rich history and art deco design that has also made it a famous landmark.

The Grand Canyon – Arizona

Speaking of unforgettable views, very few will beat the deep ravines of the Grand Canyon. Carved by the unforgiving Colorado River, this steep-sided canyon in rural Arizona is a must-see. It will give you and your family a chance to witness the pure, earth-moving power of Mother Nature. It’s a fantastic trip no matter the time of day or year, but if you want the unparalleled beauty America has to offer, visit this natural attraction at sunrise or sunset. You’ll thank us later.

Yellowstone – Wyoming

Keeping with our theme of natural sights, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Yellowstone National Park. Hike a trail, watch for wildlife, hop on a bike or a horse; there’s so much to do in this vast corner of Wyoming. On the site of a supervolcano, Yellowstone is also home to some incredible geological features. Explore the thermal basins to witness hot springs, mud pots, fumaroles, and geysers up close.

Fenway Park – Boston

Few things are more American than going to the ballpark and watching a game of baseball. If you’re a sports fan and you want your fix of US pastimes, a visit to any baseball field is a must. But if you want to visit an iconic American baseball field, we recommend Fenway Park, home of the Boston Redsox. Few stadiums have more prestige and history spread throughout its corridors than Fenway. Book a stadium tour to learn about the heroics of Babe Ruth or purchase a ticket to a Major League Baseball game and experience an atmosphere like no other.

The White House – Washington DC

There’s something almost otherworldly about Washington DC. This purpose-built city hosts the most powerful person in the world, along with the US Congress and the Supreme Court. But if you’ve only got time to snap up a shot of one building in the capital, make it the White House. Generations of prestige and history are all squeezed into one place that symbolizes both American freedom and democracy. Want to take a look inside? You can even take a tour of this historic building! If you are a foreign national, contact your embassy in Washington, D.C. to submit a tour request.

French Quarter – New Orleans

A place most Americans hope to visit in their lifetimes, the French Quarter is the heart and soul of New Orleans. It’s a must-visit for its architecture, unique energy, street performers, jazz clubs, restaurants, and nightlife. If you want to experience a lively culture celebrating the very best of our nation’s diversity, then the French Quarter is the place for you.

Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco

It was extraordinary when it was built, and it still holds that accolade today. The Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous landmark in San Francisco for a reason. The Frommer’s travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as “possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.” Sure, you can cross it by car, but how about booking a ferry trip to travel right under the famous landmark and take in its beauty?

Are you looking for guidance when it comes to learning about life in America? Golden Beacon USA’s Resource Referrals and e-learning videos on American culture and resources are here to help make your transition as easy as possible! Contact us today at laura@goldenbeaconusa.com or call or text (866) 403-7173. Remember, you are not alone!